A friend used to like this quote “I will sleep when I ‘m dead.”
As a society, we seem to celebrate people who sleep less and spend more time at work. People who follow this pattern seemed to get more recognition and promoted within the organisation.
I have always found the opposite to be true. The days I sleep for less than 6 hours, I don’t feel like working the next day. I am not able to concentrate on the task at hand and regularly feel like taking a nap. The days I sleep for at least 8 hours, I am the most productive. Having noticed this pattern, I now ensure that I sleep for at least 8 hours every day.
Considering this, I feel like we need to talk more about the benefits of sleep rather than talk of sleeping less.